The Paleo Diet has become very popular over the last several years. For some the attraction is the potential for weight loss, for others it’s the return to a more basic diet that avoids processed foods.
“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, the period in Earth’s history dating from 2.6 million years ago to 10,000 BCE—the Stone Age. The theory behind the Paleo (or “caveman”) diet is that the human body’s needs haven’t changed in the last 2 ½ million years and our diets should be like our ancestors’: meats and fish, regional produce, legumes, seeds, and nuts. Very few complex carbohydrates, no processed food, no refined sugar.
The benefits of the Paleo diet—even on a short-term basis—have been proven: decreased blood pressure, greater glucose tolerance, cholesterol balance, regulated blood sugar levels, weight loss, and lowering risk for heart disease.(1)
There is plenty of research available to determine if the Paleo diet is appropriate for you.
We’ve put together a 2-week menu for you to try; whether you pick and choose or do the whole thing is up to you.
We think you’ll notice a difference in how you feel. Simply click on the recipes’ names for instructions!